What Is Nissan's Propilot Assist?


What Is Nissan's Propilot Assist?

Nissan's ProPilot Assist is the automaker’s latest hands-on driver’s assistant technology that is created to assist drivers during stop-and-go traffic while commuting daily or on long road trips during vacations. The system is the first generation of sophisticated driver assistance technologies in Nissan’s creations.

The Nissan ProPilot Assist uses a front-facing camera and a front radar sensor positioned behind the rear-view mirror. The technology is capable of maintaining a preset distance from the vehicle in front and help to stay centered during single-lane driving and on curves.

Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist brings together the best of two worlds: the automaker's Intelligent Cruise Control and Steering Assist technologies. It comes with an advanced stop-and-hold feature that allows you to bring the car to a complete halt and hold it in the right place. It can spring you back to speed when the road clears up. Some of the noteworthy feature highlights of the ProPilot Assist Nissan offers to include the following:

• The next-gen driver assistance technology aids accelerating, braking, and steering in multi-lane driving conditions.
• The ProPILOT Assist system can be activated or deactivated by the driver with a switch mounted on the car’s steering wheel.
• Speed control, brake assist, and lane centering are additional features of Nissan ProPilot Assist.

How does Nissan’s ProPilot Assist work?

Once the driver enables Nissan’s ProPilot Assist with the button on the steering wheel, they set the desired distance and speed they wish. When the system is switched on and detects lane markers, you will see the ProPilot Assist steering wheel and lane line icons turn from grey to green on the dashboard. The Steering Assist will also provide a few small inputs, such as the lane departure alert, which helps you stick to the center lane.

You can disengage Nissan’s ProPilot Assist at any time you want. If it does not sense your hand on the wheel, its lane keeps assisting technology beeps with a string of alerts. If you still don’t place your hand on the wheel, it will activate the brakes to catch your attention. Finally, if you ignore both these warnings, your car will apply the brakes, reduce its speed, switch on the hazard lights, and bring you to a complete halt.

Source: Nissan